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Michigan: Fishing on the Detroit River, with the steel-making facilities of Zug Island in the background.

Sierra Club: Beyond Coal (Photo Essay)

To bring awareness to the unintended consequences of burning coal for energy, the Sierra Club produced a slideshow of startling images from three…
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Coal Plant Will Increase Power Bills for Millions in Eight Midwestern States

Over two million ratepayers in eight Midwestern states can expect higher utility bills thanks to higher-than-promised costs from a deal with a coal…
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Clean vs Dirty Energy: Learning From India’s Great Blackout

Over 400 million Indians lack access to modern energy. After the blackout in early August that left another 700 million Indians without energy…
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Should the US Be Exporting Coal?

You might be surprised to learn that coal consumption in this country has fallen significantly. In fact, coal, which provided 50% of the…
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Greenpeace Upgrades Apple’s iCloud Ratings but Hammers It for Lack of Transparency

While Apple published a number of updates on its efforts to power its data centers using renewable energy as well as a clear…
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European Commission Throws a Wrench in Poland’s Coal Expansion Plans

The European Commission decided last week to block Poland from using free emissions permits to construct new coal based power plants.

Does BofA’s New $50 Billion Green Initiative Offset its Coal Projects?

Bank of America's new $50 billion environmental business initiative is very impressive comparing to other commitments that were made lately by financial institutes…
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Coal Industry Bribes “Activists” with T-Shirts and Lunch to Fight the EPA

a Chicago-based environmental group sent out a tweet over the rumor of a pay-to-protest ad that was posted on Craigslist by an alleged…

Apple’s New Coal-Free Data Centers: Great News, Missed Opportunity

This was a good week for Apple. The company announced that “all three of our data centers will be coal free, which is…
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EPA Protects West Coast Ports Besieged by Coal

Coal ports in the Northwest threaten the regions work to reduce pollution and embrace clean energy. In a long-awaited move, the EPA has…
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Shareholder Resolution Filed With Duke Energy Expresses Growing Concern Over Coal

The shareholder advocacy group As You Sow is asking that Duke disclose plans on how they will deal with coal price volatility and…
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Bill Gates on the Five Miracles Needed for Energy and Climate Challenges

Bill Gates is dedicating an increasing amount of time and resources in pursuit of clean energy solutions. His goal is to get the…
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EPA Keeps the Heat on Coal-Fired Plants

EPA proposes the first carbon pollution standard for new coal-fired power plants.
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Power Generated By Coal Decreased Last Year

Coal’s share of monthly power generation in the U.S. decreased to below 40 percent in November and December 2011.

Is Shale Gas Good or Bad? Panelists and the Audience at KPMG Summit are Split

“Is the emergence of shale gas a positive or negative development with respect to sustainability?” This was one of the most interesting questions…